You may have noticed a while back that I did away with the picture avatars in the commenting system. I was making my best effort at trying to get the site to load as fast as possible. Well I think I did all I could in the speed department, and it’s time to give Gravatar another try.

What’s Gravatar? It’s an avatar you can upload to one site, and it follows you to any commenting system on any blog that supports it. I use WordPress here on NPC, and WordPress supports Gravatars. My understanding is that the avatar is connected to the email address you use when making a comment. So if you sign up for one over at, be sure to use the email address you comment with.

Don’t have an avatar-ready image? The NPC Facebook page has you covered.